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Bliss Carman, et al., eds.  The World’s Best Poetry.
Volume IX. Tragedy: Humor.  1904.
 
Humorous Poems: IV. Ingenuities: Oddities
Lines Written in an Album
Willis Gaylord (1792–1844)
 
   [A farmer’s daughter, during the rage for albums, handed to the author an old account-book ruled for pounds, shillings, and pence, and requested a contribution.]

THIS WORLD ’s a scene as dark as Styx,
  £  s.  d.
Where hope is scarce worth    2  6
Our joys are borne so fleeting hence      
That they are dear at      18  
And yet to stay here most are willing,              5
Although they may not have    1  
 
 
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